Sunday Morning Coming Down - CHAPEL cHILLin' With the Gravy Boys 9-19-2010

Today I start out with no firm destination set.

I actually saw quite a different bicycle ride than I took.

I rode over to Carrboro and Chapel Hill from Hillsborough.

I also went by the University of North Carolina.

The shortest distance to Weaver Street is 14 miles and that's taking "Old 86" straight over.,

Another route can be Orange Grove to Kimbro, to Borland, to Authur Minnis, to Union Grove Ch. Rd., to Dairy Land, to Old 86 to Greensboro Rd. This can be about 17 miles to Weaver Street.

My route was heading westward out Ben Johnson to Number 10, to Mt. Willing, to Chestnut, to Borland, to Authur Minnis, to Union Grove Ch. Rd., to Dairy Land, to Old 86 to Greensboro Rd. This longer route is about 19 miles over to Weaver Street.

I returned to Hillsborough with the 17 mile route in reverse.

In total with the ride around campus I rode 40 miles from Hillsborough.

19 miles over to Weaver St.

17 miles back to Hillsborough

and 4 miles around Chapel Hill from Carrboro.


Walk Around Chapel Hill:

If you start at the Weaver Street Market you could park near there and have a great walk over to the University of North Carolina.

This way you could dine and listen to music after your walk.

All is depending on the weather and week-end.

This is a great walk, if you consider a four mile walk great.

If four miles is too much drive and park closer to the UNC campus.There are many parking lots to help.


Walking:

Weaver Street Market is the end of Carrboro and the beginning of Chapel Hill.

Weaver Street runs into East Main just beyond the "Market".

Left on East Main. Stay on East Main and it will turn into Franklin Street.

I basically walked straight as possible until I got to the campus and the "sun dial" or Morehead planetarium. Hey! Check it out! I walked through the sundial plaza and over to the green.

I then just took right turns back to Franklin Street but not before enjoying the green area and so much in such a short time.

But come back to Weaver Street and enjoy some great music.

Weaver Street Market & University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

show route and directions
A markerWeaver Street Market, Carrboro, North Carolina -
Weaver Street Market, 101 E Weaver St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2370, USA
[get directions]

B markerMorehead Planetarium Franklin Street - Chapel Hill, Cha -
Morehead Planetarium, 250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3618, USA
[get directions]

The Gravy Boys at Merlefest 2009

I thought this video might be an okay video to introduce a multifaceted, simple, complex, down to earth, eccentric, rock and roll, urban, country, blue grass band!!!

the GRAVY BOYS!

There isn't much on youtube about them now.

When I get a chance, I'll buy one or two of their CDs.

Their live performances are such a kick!

They really get into their "work"!


Which way? Which way?

Which way do I go today?


There's nothing to lose,

And so much to choose.


I quickly came to my crossroad.

I want to ride where others rode.


I'll try to greet,

Every cyclist I meet.


I'll follow the sound of a Whippoorwill.

And I'm sure I'm heading to Chapel Hill.


Perhaps some pics at Weaver Street.

It's where the coolest people meet.


Would you look at that parasol y'all!

I've been wanting to give Carrboro Town a call.


We've got some great weather.

People are coming together.


I'll come back around,

But first I'm off to Chapel Hill Town.


I'll take this right, they call East Main.

Do I hear Aretha's "Chain, Chain, Chain"?


Up ahead is famous Franklin Street.

It's where most Tarheels meet.


This is a walk of Carolina fame,

They cry blue tears for a basket-ball game.


There's so much to see.

Walking and biking are free.


And here is a "HAZMAT" store,

I had hazmat training, as a fireman, before.


Sunday Morning is coming down,

Here in big little Chapel Hill Town.


It's too early to get a bicycle chain,

From the "BICYCLE CHAIN".


Restaurants and cafes,

Espressos, lattes.


You know I like cyclists in my photos.

Here are two guys in funny clothes.


It's Sunday and Chapel Hill is coming alive.

With swarming blue bees on a blue beehive.


I love even blurred, smiling faces,

As these, I see, in surprising places.


I'll turn to the right and let these guys go.

They're taking the morning off and cruising slow.


We have blue clothes, blue books and more,

Here at Chapel Hill's Tarheel Book Store.


"Saturday-night at the movies,

Who cares what movie you see,

As you're huggin' your my baby,

In the last row of the balcony?"


"4 corners" was an basketball offensive "freeze" invented by Dean Smith. It infuriated teams everywhere.
"4 corners" was an basketball offensive "freeze" invented by Dean Smith. It infuriated teams everywhere.

Can you learn of Dean Smith's "FOUR CORNERS" here?

I'm sure you can, if you buy enough beer.


Many have plod this pleasant ground,

All sought knowledge and knowledge was found.


It's almost time for me to turn around.

I can see Sunday Morning is coming down.


The Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, one of the largest planetariums in the United States, fills thousands of visitors with knowledge and wonder each year.
The Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, one of the largest planetariums in the United States, fills thousands of visitors with knowledge and wonder each year.

This institute of higher learning,

Can keep one's fire for knowledge burning.


TODAY IS YESTERDAY'S TOMORROW
TODAY IS YESTERDAY'S TOMORROW

My my! Where does the time go?

Ask anyone! No-one seems to know.


SOMEWHERE TOMORROW IS TODAY
SOMEWHERE TOMORROW IS TODAY

I'm very sure this clock is slow!

And so it is, I have to go.


There are so many smart things to see.

I just hope some smart things rub off on me.


God blessed this day with a pleasant breeze,

And small children who swing in trees.


Erected in 1913 as a monument to the 321 alumni of the University who died in the Civil War and all students who joined the Confederate Army, this statue is known by students as Silent Sam.
Erected in 1913 as a monument to the 321 alumni of the University who died in the Civil War and all students who joined the Confederate Army, this statue is known by students as Silent Sam.

A statue for learners who left to fight.

Some would enter into that bright light.


Here is a wonderful surprise,

To bless these tired, blurry eyes.


The class of 2002 honors the unsung heroes.
The class of 2002 honors the unsung heroes.

A meeting place and so "appropo".

It's for the free and "bonded" Negro,


The people of color, bond and free, who helped build the Carolina that we cherish today.
The people of color, bond and free, who helped build the Carolina that we cherish today.

Who helped build this world we enjoy today.

So, sit here, for a moment. Rest. What do you say?


The Unsung Founders Memorial graces the McCorkle Place lawn in front of the Alumni Building. Artist Do-Ho Suh created the memorial, which honors the men and women of color - enslaved and free - who helped build Carolina.
The Unsung Founders Memorial graces the McCorkle Place lawn in front of the Alumni Building. Artist Do-Ho Suh created the memorial, which honors the men and women of color - enslaved and free - who helped build Carolina.

Sooner or later we will all come to see,

That if one is in chains, none of us are free.


This large tree marks the spot where, as legend has it, Revolutionary War General William R. Davie selected the site for the University. Actually, a six-man committee from the University's first governing board chose the site in November 1792.
This large tree marks the spot where, as legend has it, Revolutionary War General William R. Davie selected the site for the University. Actually, a six-man committee from the University's first governing board chose the site in November 1792.

Sit at this tree and contemplate.

"I think, therefore I narrate."


If I become too wise,

Will that change my helmet size?


At the heart of campus stands the visual symbol of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For many years the Old Well served as the sole water supply for Old East and Old West dormitories.
At the heart of campus stands the visual symbol of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For many years the Old Well served as the sole water supply for Old East and Old West dormitories.

Oh my, I'm getting heady!

Perhaps I'm too smart already.


Surely there's hope for me yet.

Well...if I don't forget.


There are so many places to pray.

I can pray, on my way.


This is a great place to stop or start.

It's the Ackland. A Museum of Art!


I'll take the left here at this light.

So far, every turn has been right.


And so..yikes! That dress is high.

I mean...my, what a beautiful sky.


Franklin Street has so much charm.

And each shop's greeting is warm.


Many are the places of pleasure.

"Time After Time" is a source of treasure.


And here is an off-the-beaten-path park.

Stop and have a picnic, on a lark.


But Sunday Morning is coming down.

On Weaver Street, in Carrboro Town.


CHAPEL cHILLin' With The Gravy Boys September 19, 2010 #1

Watch the video.

Listen to the music.

Watch the children.

Be the children.


Looks to be another Sunday school,

As children know the Golden Rule.


CHAPEL cHILLing With The Gravy Boys September 19, 2010 #2

Sunday morning is coming down,

And the GRAVY BOYS slow it down.


God bless the meek and kind.

God, please help us all rewind.


CHAPEL cHILLin' With The Gravy Boys September 19, 2010 #3

Pick it up GRAVY BOYS. The kids like it fast!

Stretch that song and make it last!


They plant new sod every spring,

Children wear it out as they play and sing.


CHAPEL cHILLin' With The Gravy Boys September 19, 2010 #4

This video ran out with my camera memory. But you can see how versatile they are with..."It's the time, Of the season....


I see my brothers and sisters of the saddle are having their after the "Brunch Ride" brunch.


CHAPEL cHILLin' With The Gravy Boys September 19, 2010 #5

I made this video with the little memory I had left, but it's "Folsum Prison"!!!

I like their "showmanship" here:

WHEN?

When I was just a baby,

WHO?

My Mama told me son.

WHAT?

Always be a good boy,

HOW?

Don't ever play with guns.

WHERE?

Cause I shot a man in Reno,

WHY?

Just to watch him die.

When I hear that whistle blowin'

I hang my head and cry.



Chapel Hill has Tarheel fame.

But as far as I can see,

Both Chapel Hill and Carrboro,

Are really suburbs of UNC.


And may God bless you,

from Micky Dee


Mural Off Franklin Street
Mural Off Franklin Street

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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

Michael this is so beautiful, the pictures are so crisp and the morning has so many hues that shows in the pictures. the music is great i am still listening to it as i write this. Thanks for this one the colors, i can almost see the auras of everything. :D I Love you :D nite, nite, sweet dreams! these pictures are like paintings on canvas!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Sa'ge Girl! Thank you Dear! We need good days for good pics. Even then- take many! God bless!


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Mic, I liked this tour and wordiness keeping it alive, it's a pleasure trip with out having to put my pants on, sit back and smoke my coffee, dust


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MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

Thanks for the nice trip! I was biking and walking all the way with you, enjoying that beautiful region. It looks very much like many of our regions/towns. Not my own, for although we have beautiful trees and buildings, the climate in this specific region is hot and dry with no humidity. Mostly thunderstorms (and hail) in the summer. Thanks for sharing, Micky!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo 50! Chapel Hill and Carrboro are pretty nice. Trow in UNC and some music and I'm rarin'!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hey MartieCoetser. That sounds like a beautiful place. I think you should make "us" a little trip of your area. Please!


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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

Micky,

A peaceful tour and the music was great, different,real country, my mother would have loved it.I liked you line, Aretha,s chain, chain, chain, she,s one of my many favorites, as you are my friend.

God Bless


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Always!!! The main st. is Franklin Street. It's Aretha Franklin Street to me. No offense to the Franklins to whom this pertains. I just love Aretha as you do. I felt that you might like this one. You can tell these guys had a lot of the "60s" in them with their repertoire. God bless Always!


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

I really enjoyed this trip, bro'! Thanks for taking me along.

Love and peace

Tony


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Oh my Tony! God bless you Sir. I'd better go over to your place and see "whut-up Dude!" God bless Tony!


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

Oh! I wish, I wish,.....It looks so beautiful.

¨Freight train ramblin´´ brought tears to my ears. These guys are GOOD!!! Thank you Micky for a day trip from my desk, since I´m never likely to get over there.

(I was pleased that Sunday morning coming down had nothing to do with Kris Kristofferrson song) Despite the fact that l love the song , though. Take care Great, really great hub. Thank you.


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poetvix 6 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

Micky, thanks for the pictures, rhymes and vids. It looks like so much fun. Your words are like spice to the soup that's just the right temp for a good old fashioned southern style feast for the senses.


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

MickeyD,

You have done it again. Great music, great travels, great humour, and yes, you are too smart. You make me smile. Keep it up as I count on you for that.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Di, Dim, Dim! First off my Dear- I love that Kris Kristofferson song! Well I woke up Sunday morning, with no way to hold my head, that didn't hurt. And the beer I had for breakfast, wasn't bad, so I had one more, for dessert...". Yes Ma'am I will do a hub on that song. That's been a done deal for a long time.

Thank you Dim for loving this group! I am so glad you like them. You and I have the same tastes in music! I love you Dim!!!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

God bless you poetvix! You are the one with the rhymes!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Healing Touch!!! I need you in my middle back and shoulder. I need a Healing Touch! Thank you Ma'am. Thank you Dear!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

I learn much from this hub. I thought this is beautiful place and you want to share this place for us. I'll put this one on my travel list. I hope I can go there someday. My uncle, thanks for bringing such of beautiful hub.

Your nephew,

Prasetio


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Nephew! You come by North Carolina, I will take to where I go. I'm pretty dull Prasetio. I do love these "show' in these surroundings with beautiful people. Like

Prasetio!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Great tour as always, Micky!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you akirchner! I appreciate you!

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